Philadelphia High School Football
State Playoff Recaps, 2013

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NOTE: All three District 12 teams enjoyed byes in the first round (the weekend immediately before Thanksgiving.)

CLASS AA
Quarterfinal
At Northwest Super Site
  Imhotep 49, Catasauqua 0: Two days earlier, after removing its starters at halftime, Imhotep fell to its new Thanksgiving rival, King, 32-30, on a last-play TD pass. The disappointment didn't last. The Panthers frolicked in this one as Deandre Scott scored twice on returns (50 yards with a fumble, 80 with an interception), raising his career total for return TDs to an outrageous 14.
Semifinal
At Gov. Mifflin MS, Shillington
  Imhotep 20, Berks Catholic 0: Deandre Scott posted the first TD on a 75-yard run. The last two went to Tyliek Raynor, who turned just four carries into 131 yards.
Final
At Hersheypark Stadium
  South Fayette 41, Imhotep 0: The Panthers were guilty of four encroachment penalties on SF's first series and remained out of sync throughout the first half, which ended 35-0 and assured the final 24 minutes would be played under the mercy rule. Deandre Scott claimed his 13th career interception and Tyrone Barge, ignoring an earlier ankle injury, provided a late highlight by blocking a PAT.

CLASS AAA
Quarterfinal
At Northeast
  Wood 42, Academy Park 14: Jarrett McClenton (12-145, TD) and Luke Spahits (7-43, three scores) paced the rushing attack among the starters, then sub Joe Dutkiewicz added two rushing tallies. AP posted its scores against second-liners.
Semifinal
At J. Birney Crum Stadium, Allentown
  Wood 42, Berwick 14: Luke Spahits sprinted for identical, 75-yard TDs on kickoff returns while Jarrett McClenton carried 24 times for 172 yards and two scores. This game, postponed from Friday due to dicey weather, started at 5 p.m. Saturday and the result assured that District 12 would be sending three teams to finals for the first time.
Final
At Hersheypark Stadium
  Wood 22, Harrisburg McDevitt 10: Jarrett McClenton set AAA title-game records for carries (40) and yards (238), and totaled two TDs, as the Vikings overcame a sleepy first half (3-0 deficit, just one play for more than 10 yards) to capture their second state crown in three years. Wood's final points, increasing its lead to 22-3, were scored when holder Cody Fitzpatrick controlled an errant snap and floated a conversion pass to Christian Lohin. Chris Gary (two sacks), Jake Cooper and Luke Spahits recorded six tackles apiece.

CLASS AAAA
Quarterfinal

At Bethlehem Liberty
 
St. Joseph's Prep 21, Parkland 10: Three weeks after suffering what most folks figured would be a season-ending, left-knee injury, Chris Martin made a triumphant return by passing 12-for-22 for a career-high 235 yards and two TDs. Those were scored by Olamide Zaccheaus (48 yards, 2-76 total) and Justin Montague (29) in the first quarter. John Reid made four catches for 86 yards. Jake Strain notched three TFLs and Vince Moffett made a clinching interception.
Semifinal
At Northeast
  St. Joseph's Prep 37, Neshaminy 21: With Neshaminy on the doorstep of seizing a third quarter lead, Shawn Harris turned a strip-and-scoop into a 95-yard, fumble-return touchdown. Chris Martin, for the second consecutive game, achieved a career high in passing yards while going 12-for-20 for 243 and one TD apiece to Jawan McAllister (2-78) and Justin Montague. John Reid (2-65; also an interception) and Olamide Zaccheaus (2-53; also 75 rushing yards and a TD) joined McAllister in making big yardage contributions via receptions. Martin and Vince Moffett added rushing TDs for the Hawks, who scored just one point on conversions.
Final
At Hersheypark Stadium
  St. Joseph's Prep 35, Pittsburgh Central Catholic 10: Chris Martin passed 13-for-21 for 195 yards and three TDs -- one apiece for Vince Moffett, John Reid (4-83) and Joe DuMond. Also for the Hawks, who left a 10-7 halftime deficit far behind, Moffett and D'Andre Swift ran for scores, Dillon DeIuliis blocked a punt and fumble recoveries went to Jake Strain/Rob DiSanto. PCC entered 15-0 and had allowed an average of only 110 yards over its previous six games. The Hawks churned to 318. Ryan McNulty (10), Moffett (nine) and Tom Johnson (seven) led in tackles.